IRVING, Texas – Nacho Elvira of Texas A&M and Trent Leon of Oklahoma State have been named the Big 12 Co-Golfers of the Month for March, the conference office announced on Wednesday.
A freshman from Santander, Spain, Elvira earned three top-13 finishes including two top-six performances while shooting par or better in seven of nine rounds played in March. The freshman captured the individual title at the Barona Collegiate Cup with a 12-under 204 (67-71-66), just one stroke off the school record for 54 holes. He led his team to a first place finish and received National Player of the Week honors from Golfweek and Golf World. Elvira tied for sixth at the U.S. Collegiate Championship with a one-under 215 and opened up the month with a tie for 13th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate.
A junior from Dallas, Leon recorded two top-20 finishes and fired three rounds below 70 during the month of March. The junior claimed his first career win at the U.S. Collegiate Championship with his three-round score of 8-under 208 (69-69-70). The honor marked his sixth career top-10 finish. Leon was named the Southern Golf Association’s National Amateur of the Month following his victory. The Dallas, Texas native also tied for 17th at the Puerto Rico Classic.
A&M junior Bronson Burgoon earned the honor for February.
2007-08 Big 12 Golfers of the Month
September: Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State, Fr.
Will Griffin, Texas Tech, So.
October: Joe Ida, Kansas State, So.
February: Bronson Burgoon, Texas A&M, Jr.
March: Trent Leon, Oklahoma State, Jr.
Nacho Elvira, Texas A&M, Fr.